13 Halloween Treats with a Fun and Hip Vibe for Kids

Want to serve Halloween goodies that pack a playful punch? Thankfully, there are oodles of yummy ideas out there that play up the fun, rather than the frightful, side of this well-loved holiday. Here, we share 13 of our fave “treat-ments”—from decoration to packaging to presentation. Delicious to serve, delightful to give the kids!

Yummy, Spooky, and Fun for Kids!

Halloween treats that are a cute and spooky from cake pops to chocolate balls to pretzel broomsticks.

1 – How clever are these witch’s broomstick treats made from shredded cheese strips and pretzels! Kudos to Little Inspiration for this healthy change from all the sweets given out on Halloween. And would be great for a wine-and-cheese Halloween party for grownups, too.

2 – Want to go a bit artsy? Check out these Michael Recchiuti handmade chocolates featuring hip Halloween graphics painted on with colored cocoa butter! Thanks to Reuben Miller for posting such eye-catching treats.

3 – Upturned chocolate cookies + Hershey’s Kisses + a little orange icing, and you have instant witch’s hat cookies. Love how simple these are to make, thanks to Maybe Matilda’s how-to, and how perfect for the season.

4 – You can’t go wrong with cake pops! And as this easy-to-follow tutorial by Ambrosia shows, you can get that Halloween look with just white and dark chocolate frosting finished with M&Ms, sprinkles, and tinted sugar. Don’t you just love the one that looks like a “one-eyed monster” pop?

5 – Don’t worry, these “bones” are made from white chocolate melts. And those are mini wooden coffins bought from a craft store, painted black, and decorated with a white pen. So creepily clever, from Attic Lace.

6 – Give “witch’s brew” with a sweet spin! Take a cue from Stefanie of Anna and Blue Paperie, and fill cute miniature cauldrons with purple chocolate balls. See the full candy buffet that she styled to showcase her chic purple and black Halloween printables. Such a fab display!

Spooky Halloween Treats that you can DIY

7 – What’s Halloween about these marshmallow pops? The monster colors, of course! With this tutorial from The Cake Merchant, you can make them, too, using marshmallows on skewers, dipped in melted white chocolate, drizzled with colored candy melts, and topped with sprinkles.

8 – More marshmallow magic! This time, in the form of marshmallow spiders brought to us by The Seasoned Mom. Love the mini choco chip eyes, orange sugar sprinkles on top, and of course the pretzel stick legs.

9 – Purple “poison apples” are such a clever Halloween twist on a fall favorite. And the great tutorial from Party Patisserie shows how to make the hard candy coating come out perfectly…purple color, grape flavor, and all!

10 – Say “Boo!” with these tombstone brownies we found on What’s Cookin’. Apart from the cookie headstone, you can top each one with pumpkin candies, skulls, spiders, cobwebs, or other frightful touches.

11 – Let themed toppers do the trick, as in these cupcakes decorated with Pamela Smerker Designs’ Modern Owl printables. Added tips are the boldly colorful frosting and the oh-so-clever display using upturned dessert cups, sorbet dishes, and parfait glasses!

12 – Not for the faint of heart (or stomach!), these zany cockroach clusters are sure to get the conversation going at any Halloween bash. From the creative blog of Heather Bailey, found via Craftstew.com, these are actually popcorn balls with crunchy glazed pecans “crawling” all over them! The post even includes the downloadable gift tags.

13 – Who says 13 is an unlucky number! You’d be glad to find that this last treat is so easy to make! This Halloween popcorn mix is a sweet and salty combination that uses purple candy melts, candy pumpkins, green chocolate coated candies, candy corns, and Halloween sprinkles! Find the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

Aren’t these Halloween treats ideas just amazing? The creativity of food and craft bloggers out there never ceases to amaze us!


  1. Thanks so much for including our marshmallow spiders! Pinned and tweeted. 🙂

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